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Freedom Of Seas
And America....

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Huge IVavy Bomber Lost
In Atlantic With 12 Men
Pilot Relates Story Of Northwest Airlines'
Transport Crash In Moorhead, Minn.

For Payment

Of Damages
Sen. Connally Says Action
On Neutrality Revision
Does NotImply War
Senate Polls Favor
ArmingOf Ships
WASHINGTON, Nov. 3-(A')-Ger-
many has declined to reply to a
United States request for $2,967,092
damages for the sinking of the Amer-
ican steamer Robin Moor, the State
Department disclosed today.
This development was made public
while the capital awaited in vain for
word of any further survivors of the
U. S. Destroyer Reuben James, tor-
pedoed last week west of Iceland.
Forty-four of the crew have been res-
cued, but there is mounting fear for
the lives of the remainder, believed
to number about 76.
There was no loss of life in the
case of the Robin Moor. Flying the
American flag, it was torpedoed,
shelled and sunk by a submarine in
'the South Atlantic May 21.
Neutrality Revision
Doesn't Mean War
WASHINGTON, Nov. 3-W)--Sen-
ator Connally %(Dem.-Tex.) told the
Senate1 today that revising the Neu-
trality Act did not mean a declara-
tion of war any, more than had pre-
vious foreign policy steps, but added
that Adolf Hitler already has given
this country "cause for war."
Connally, chairman of the Foreign
Relations Committee, took up the Ad-
ministration fight for neutrality re-
vision with a statement that Hitler
had demonstrated a fixed determina-
tion to sink American ships.
World Conquerer
"We can not surrender our rights,
and get off the sea at the cruel and
,coarse dictation of a man who wants
to conquer the world," he added.
He spoke after informal polls had
indicated the Administration had at
least 51 certain Votes--two more than
a majority-in favor of the pending
legislation to knock off the Neutrality
Act provisions preventing arming
American merchant ships and for-
bidding them to enter belligerent
ports or combat zones.
Leaders were counting on final
Senate action by Wednesday, but
Senator Wheeler (Dem.-Mont.), an1
opponent of the measure, said a final
tally Thursday or Friday was more,
Excited Senator
Connally, his arms flailing, stepped
into the debate after Senators Taft
(Rep.-Ohio) and Clark (Dem.-Mo.)
had questioned whether this nation
would be justified in entering the
war because of sea losses to date.
"Now the Senator from Missouri is
getting-all excited about his arithme-
tic and wants to know how many
ships will have to be sunk before we'll
go to war," Connally declared. "I
guess Hitler ought to know how many
so he can stop just one before the
total number."

WASHINGTON, Nov. 3.-WP)-Loss
of a huge bomber in the Atlantic with
the death of 12 men was announced
by the Navy tonight-its third report
within two weeks of major disaster.
The ship crashed, the Navy said,
and killed two officers and nine men
of its crew and also an Army officer,
Lieut. W. P. Robinson, who was de-
scribed as a passenger.
Where the bomber crashed, what
may have caused the disaster, and all
other details were withheld for the
time being.
The type of ship itself was not
identified in the Navy's announce-
ment. From the number of men
aboard, it/was believed, however, that
it must have been one of the huge
PBY flying boats used for iong dis-
tance sea patrols.
Neither the Navy nor the War De-
partment was able to give Lieut. Rob-
inson's address immediately.
The terse official announcement
omitted the location of the disaster,
along with other details. The mem-
bers of. the Navy crew were thus
Ensign Carl M. Thornquist, Naval
Reserve, Newton, Mass.
Ensign Carl Bialek, Naval Reserve,
New Hackensack, N.Y.
Coy M. Weems, aviation ordnance-
man, first class, Ocean View, Va.
Joseph S. Wanek, radio man, sec-
ond class, Escondido, Calif.
Vern H. Anderson, aviation ma-
chinist's mate, second class, Norfolk,
Andrew R. Brazille, radioman, third
class, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
Ocran G. Knehr,, radioman, second:
class, Norfolk, Va.
William L. Payne, aviation ord-
nance -machinist, third class, Dahl-
gren, Va.
M. Ground, seaman, second class,
Bason, N. Y.-t
E. L. Cooper, seaman, second class,
Brooklyn, N. Y.
Walter Vincent Garrison, aviation
Recent Thefts
Add To Local
'Crime Wave

machinist's mate, first class, Ocean
View, Va.
At Moorhead, Minn.. the story of
how his twelve-ton transport plane
"started to flutter or shake" with the
controls dead and speed indicators
"out" was related here today by pilot
Clarence Bates, only survivor of the
Northwest Airlines crash near here
early last Thursday in which 14 per-
sons lost their lives.
Disclosing icing conditions prior to
the tragedy, Captain Bates from his
hopsital bed gave a deposition for
a formal investigation describing his
futile fight to keep the big ship fly-
ing with the cargo of twelve passen-
gers and three crew members.
Ominous commands rang out in
the tiny plane cockpit as aBtes and
his copilot, Alden Onsgard, 25, began
struggling to avert disaster after trou-
ble first developed when they were
600 feet above the Farge airport to
consider landing.



'Particular' Thief
Monroe Street
Ten Robberies


Is Expanded
Supplementary Sequence
Features Past Stars
Since the Art Cinema League's first
presentation of its American comedy
series proved laughter still at a pre-I
mium, a new supplementary program
has been set up for the remaining
Announced yesterday, the new
schedule provides for a 6:15 p.m.
showing of the picture before its
regular run at 8:15.iHarold Lloyd in
"Grandma's Boy" and Buster Keaton
as "Sherlock Junior" will therefore
scream on the screen for two audi-
ences Sunday at the Lydia Mendel-
Tickets for the new series can be
obtained at the League and Union
desks, and at a State Street book-
store. They will be offered at re-
duced rates, since the first bill, star-
ring W. C. Fields and the Marx
Brothers, has already appeared in
Ann Arbor.
On November 23rd, Charlie Chaplin
will be revived in his famous silents,
"The Tramp," "The Bank," "The
Police," and "A Woman." The final
show of the series, scheduled for
January 18, will feature Harry Lang-
don in "The Strong Man" and Mr.
and Mrs. Sidney Drew's "The Pro-
fessional Patient."
Nine Favor '0l' Sock'-
Nine students out of 11,226 are
in favor of forming a new tradi-
tion for Michigan. They have
written in to The Daily urgingt
the adoption of the '01' Wet Sock"
as a trophy to be given the loser
of the annual Michigan-Ohio
State grid contest. There were no
votes against the adoption of the
The deadline for votes for or
against the trophy, which has
been offered by an alumnus, has
been extended tonThursday. No
oral or telephonic votes will be
accepted. All votes must be writ-
ten in a letter or post card and
mailed to "The 01' Wet Sock
Editor," Michigan Daily, Publica-
tions Building, Ann Arbor.
All, votes will be turned over to
Coach' "Fritz" Crisler.

Phone Union
Votes Strike
For Nov. 14
Military Communications,
Long Distance Service
ThreatenedBy Walkout
Quick Settlement
Sought By Moran
NEW YORK, Nov. 3-(r)-The
Federation of Long Lines Telephone
Workers, an independent union, to-
night called a strike for Nov. 14 af-
fecting communications in 42 states.
President John J. Moran of Pitts-
burgh declared the 15,000 members
of the union had voted "overwhelm-
ingly" for a walkout which "will com-
pletely tie up the long distance wires,
the Army and Navy communications
systems, the wires of the Civil Aero-
nautics Authority, the country-wide
radio hookup and the transmission of
wirephotos and teletypewriter news
Moran immediately directed an ap-
peal ; to President Roosevelt, asking
that the dispute be certified to the
National Mediation Board. He added
that should certification come the
strike would be called off.
The union, demanding a four per
cent wage boost and narrowing off
geographic pay differentials, said
negotiations broke down Oct. 25 after
a super panel of the U. S. Conciliation
Service was unable to effect a settle-
A spokesman for the long lines di-
vision of the American Telephone and
4 Telegraph Co. said:
"The management was ready to
resume negotiations, but the Federa-
tion was unwilling to do so unless the
management would agree in advance
to make immediate wage increases all
over the country, regardless of con-
ditions in various areas or the length
of time. since last increases were
Druid Initiate
Seven In Fall
Tapping Rites
DRUIDS, sons of magic,
Foretellers of the future,
Judges-very knowing, wise-
The fires in the stonehenge
Are set alight,
With flames to heaven raised;
Look upon thy awenyds,
Called from out thy mighty court-
The uniformed who would seek thy
Hence to the oak grove,
There to test
Their unworthiness.
With eyes to heaven raised,
Invoke a blessing from the skies,
Perpetuate thy heroic deeds-
Keep ever bright
Thy burning torch-
The glory and wisdom of knights
of old.
Stalwart DRUIDS, true and bold.
To the rock of DRUIDS have been
Al Thomas, Leo Cunningham, Stro-
ther Martin, Charles Boynton, Hol-
brooke Seltzer, Chandler Simonds,
William Todd.
Athletic Managers Named
In a meeting of the Board of Direc-
tors of Athletics yesterday in the Ad-
ministration Building, Monroe Gil-
bert, '42, was elected tennis manager,
and Elliott Atamian, '42, was named
golf manager, while Robert Wallace,

'42E, was appointed chairman and
Robert Krause, '43BAd, secretary of
the Board.

Third Concert
Will Feature
Dr. Rodzinski

Germans Slowly Cutting
Crimea Apart As Drive
On SevastopolAdvances


"Little Hope' Remains For 95
Of Crew On Reuben James

The third concert Sunday of the
annual Choral Union Series will
bring to the Hill Auditorium stage the
first symphony orchestra of the cur-
rent season and one of the best
musical organizations in- the nation.
It will also fill Hill Auditorium to
its 5,000 capacity-for the orchestra
to appear is the Cleveland Symphony.,
under the baton of Artur Rodzinski.
With an accumulation of many
years' experience behind it, the Cleve-,
land Orchestra-known sometimes as
the "touring orchestra" because it has
played 856 concerts in 25 states dur-
ing 22 seasons of travel-is enjoying
one of the greatest years in its his-
Since the time that Dr. Rodzinski
took charge of his 82 virtuosos eight
years ago, the organization has stead-
ily forged to the top of the musical
ladder. Today it is one of the rela-
tively few top-notch symphonic
groups in the country.

iI '

/"Particular," bhat's the adjective
police are using to describe the thief
who ransacked a rooming house at
608 Monroe early yesterday morning,
taking $26 in bills but ignoring all.
small change, watches anal other
Entering through the front door'
which was unlocked, the burglarI
searched the rooms of several of the
students and emptied their pockets
and wallets. Richard Neymark, '44E,
reported $12 missing, Harold Klinert,
'43,' $8, Mort Nyman, '44E, $2.50 and
Earl Richardson, '43, $3.50.
This is the tenth robbery reported
by police in a period of three weeks
and is the first student rooming
house robbery of the year.
The crime wave began on October
23 when four fraternities, Phi Epsilon
Phi, Acacia, Delta Tau Delta and
Delta Sigma Delta were robbed of
more than $295 in property and cash.
The same day rooms in the Old
Dental Building and the Natural Sci-
ence Building were also ransacked.
A few days later a movie projector
was taken from Newberry Hall.
Last Wednesday the homes of Prof.
Robert H. Sherlock and Prof. Wells I.
Bennett were burglarized of more}
than $2,000 in money, household
goods and clothing. A total of about
45 robberies was, recorded in Ann
Arbor last year.
Police suspect yesterdays robbery
was committed by the same "sneak
thief" who performed the other bur-
glaries this year.
Ernest Ho'ototi
To Talk Here
Bringing to Ann Arbor such well-
known speakers as Prof. Ernest Hoot-
on, Harvard author and anthropolo-
gist, and Dean Marten ten Hoor of
tulane, the twelfth annual Parent
Education Institute will convene to-
morrow in the Rackham building.
Ray O. Wyland, Director of Edu-

WASHINGTON, Nov. 3.-(/P)-The
Navy reported tonight 45 members
of the crew of the torpedoed U.S. De-
stroyer Reuben James were saved, but
that "little hope" was held for seven
officers and 88 men who remained
Making public a partial casualty
list of the warship, sunk last Thurs-
day night west of Iceland while on
convoy duty, the Navy disclosed 142
officers and men were aboard.
Of this number the body of one
man was recovered, one man died
shortly after being rescued, and eight
were injured. Of those saved, 37 were
The Navy said:
"The Navy Department announced
additional information Monday night
regarding survivors of the torpedo at-
tack on the U.S.S. Reuben James, de-
stroyer, which was sunk the night of
Oct. 30-31, 1941.
"Of the crew of 142 officers and
men, one body was recovered, one
man died shortly after being rescued,
Neutrality Act
Revision Wins
1131 Advocates
SDD Drive Gets Unde
Way; Homer Swander
Addresses Kiwanians
In eight hours of soliciting, the
Student Defenders of Democracy ob-
tained 1131 student and faculty sig-
natures requesting the immediate ap-
peal of the Neutrality Act, Hale
Champion, '44, publicity chairman of
the organization, announced yester-
A few of the signatures came from
individual efforts in dormitories and
fraternities, but the great majority
of them were obtained by student
volunteers working at a table which
had been set up in front of the Gen-
eral Library. The table was there
approximately eight hours, Champion
The newly-formed Speakers Bur-
eau of the SDD also got under way
yesterday with a talk by Homer
Swander, '43, chairman of the local
chapter, before the Ann Arbor Ki-
wanis Club.
The talk was designed to show "our
elders that those of us who will have
to do the front-line fighting when
war comes, believe America is worth
saving, worth fighting for, worth dy-
ing for."
The speakers bureau has adopted a
policy of furnishing student speakers
to luncheon clubs and other organi-
zations who are interested in hearing
how youth feels about the war.
Fewer Students
In '40-41 Require
University Loans
University loans to 1207 needy stu-
dents during the school year 1940-41
totaled $155,664.50.
Improved business conditions
throughout last year, Cashier Boyd C.
Stephens pointed out, were reflected
in these figures, for they represent a
decrease of $3,552.96 and 70 students
over the previous year. At the same
time total collections jumped from
$154,994.07 to $167,419.11, an approx-
imate increase of $12,000.
Since the establishment of the loan
funds in 1897, a total of $1,996,936.45
has been granted to students, with a
loss during the same period of less
than one per cent. Thus, out of al-
most two million dollars loaned in
the past 44 years, students have fail-
ed to pay back only $16,200.38.
Famous Philanthropist

Simon Guggenheim Dies
NEW YORK, Nov. 3-OP)-Simon
Guggenheim, 73, sixth of the seven
Guggenheim brothers who helped
pyramid a tiny western smelter into
one of the world's greatest mining

eight were injured and 37 men were
"The Navy Department holds little
hope for rescue of the seven officers
and 88 men who have not been ac-
counted for."
The announcement was the first
news of the disaster since the re-
port of last Friday night that 44 en-
listed men had been rescued. It was
said then the normal complement of
the destroyer was 120 officers and
men, but the Department then lacked
a full roster. ,
Tonight's announcement listed the
known dead as:
W. H. Merrell, fireman, first class;
body recovered from the water. Home
Route 1, Ardmore, Tenn.
D. R. Olmstead, fireman, 2nd class;
injured seriously when rescued and
died Nov. 2. Home. 415 North
Union Street, Olean, N.Y.
The 37 men who were saved and
who are uninjured included:
L. E. Tyger, fireman, 3rd class,
486 Peterboro, Detroit.
A. E. Goeziza, machinist's mate,
1st class, 6148 Coleman Ave., Dear-
born, Mich.
E. W. Jaeggi, shipfitter, 2nd class,
6510 Vinewood Ave. Detroit.
V. T. James, metalsmith, 1st class,
Route No. 3, Hickory, N.C., and 619
East Oak Street, Ironwood, Mich.
R. T. Kapecz, gunner's mate, 1st
class, 619 East Oak Street, Ironwood,
Mich. ,
The Navy did not give out the
names of those who are missing.
Food Handlers
Are Required
To Pass Tests
Restaurant, Lunch Places,
Bar Personnel To Take
City Instruction Course
The Common Council last night
amended the city ordinance regulat-
ing eating, places to require the in-
spection of employees by the City
Health Officer.
Under the terms of the amendment
the personnel of all restaurants, lunch
counters and bars within the city
limits are required to hold a working
permit issued by the Health Depart-
ment. To secure such a permit an
applicant must satisfactorily com-
plete a course of instruction given by
the Health Department. Formerly,
a food handler's permit was not re-
quired by law, but was a prerequisite
for an "A" rating from the City Sani-
tary Inspector. The amended ordi-
nance makes these permits compul-
sory regardless of the rating of the
establishment. The course of in-
struction, composed of four lectures,
will begin tomorrow in the W. K.'Kel-
logg Auditorium. Applicants must
also furnish the Health Department
with a morbidity history and the
Health Officer may require any phys-
ical or medical examination "reason-
ably necessary for the protection of
the public health and safety."
The Council received a written pe-
tition from Frank Hawkes, of Jack-
son, Michigan representative of the
American Federation of State, County
and Municipal Employees, which re-
cently established a 'local here, to
which 70 city employees now belong.
The petition embodied proposals for
a "true set of working condition and
wage demands for city employees."
It was referred for consideration to
the budget and the police and fire
Sorority Caretaker
Dies After Stroke
Frank Miller, 53 years old, care-

taker at the.Kappa Alpha Theta sor-
ority, 1414 Washtenaw Ave, died in
his room at the sorority early Sunday
morning following a heart attack.
Miller had been employed as care-
taker by the sorority for the past six

General Sir Archibald P. Wavell,
"he British Commander-in-Chief in
ndia, has arrived in Singapore, pre-
sumably to determine whether he
could throw a major part of his force
into or near the Caucasus.
Information from British sources
-n this point last night was too gen-
eral to give any clear indication as
to what the decision is to be, but ob-
servers in London held that the
Soviet certainly would not invite
British troops in unless Britain de-
clared war on Finland, Hungary and
Rumania, all of which are aiding
the Nazi invasion.
Finland Is Warned
To Cease Hostilities
Still later, Secretary of State Hull,
asked whether there was any basis
for London reports that Britain hesi-
tated to declare war on Finland be-
cause of U. S. objections, disclosed
that the United States, already had
warned the Fins that 'they must
cease offensive operations against
Russia or lose American friendship.
Saroyan Cast
Is Announced
Jim Dandy' Is Offering
Of PlayProduction

British Policy In Caucasus
Awaited; Soviet Hiints
Desire ForAlly's Aid
U.S. Warns Finland
To Leave Hostilities
(By The Associated Press)
The Germans, extending the broad
area of their dominance in the vastly
important Black Sea area, were slow-
ly cutting the Crimea apart last night
and by the best available accounts
appeared to be still driving down
upon the Soviet naval base of Sevas-
tapol. They had previously been re-
ported within 20 miles of it.
On the central front, however, Hit-
ler's offensive upon Moscow appar-
ently was making only negligible pro-
gress, if any.
While Berlin was silent on this
theatre the Russians claimed to have
Improved their position at the north-
ern and southern anchors of the Red
line by violent counter-attacks which
regained part of the city of Kalinin,
95 miles northwest of the capital,
and beat the Germans back in the
region of Tula, 100 miles to the south
,)'f Moscow.
The front of imminent decision,
however, was the far South. There,
he Nazi High Command claimed the
Russian defenders of the Crimea had
)een split into two rough columns
and were being driven into the sea-
'he one in flight toward Kerch on
the Crimean neck extending eastward
toward the Caucasus and the other
falling back upon Sevastopol to the
The Soviet High Command last
.light limited its report of the situ-
ation in the Crimea to the bare phrase
hat heavy fighting was in progress.
Sevastopol knocked out and Nov-
"rossisk immobilized would give the
Grermans much the better of it in the
whole of the Black Sea.
Nevertheless, Sevastopol, the main
prize, was far from gone. The Rus-
;ians, sweating under heavy fire from
German dive bombers, apparently
were laboring to form a line just short
>f the city for a much stronger re-
,istance than any yet offered on the


For Britain

Three Schools Gain
Enrollment Falls 6.1 Per Cent;
Figure Smaller Than Piedicted
Final University enrollment figures the University, as they added 130 ad-
for the present regular semester show ditional coeds to their forces. At the
a total attendance of 11,226, a drop same time, the number of men de-
of only 726 or 6.1 per cent from last creased 856 from last year. This lat-
year. ter drop can, of course, be attributed
Contrary to pre-school predictions to the Selective Service Act and to
three schools in the University actu- the abundance of lucrative defense
ally have an increased enrollment jobs.
this fall. The literary college has 21 The largest decrease came in. 0e
more students, the engineering col- graduate school, which this year has
lege 31 more, while the dentistry 378 fewer enrollees. Other major de-
school shows an increase of 40. " creases were: 230 in the law school,
Prior to the opening of school Uni- 123 in the education school, and 87
versity officials had expected the en- in the business administration school.
rollment to drop off in every college The summer session this year also
and predicted that the total decrease showed a large decrease, taking a
would amount to 11 per cent. drop of 625 students or 11 per cent.

The cast for "Jim Dandy," as an-
nounced yesterday by William P.
Halstead, Assistant Director of Play
Production, will include Jack Mit-
chell, Grad., as Jim Dandy, anybody;
Willis Pitts, Grad., as Jim erow, any-
body else; William Altman, '42, as
Johnny, a young man with one foot
in the grave; Barbara White, '45SM,
as Flora, a young lady from away
back; Stanley Hole, as Little Johnny,
a newcomer; Herbert London, '42, as
Fishkin, a pessimist; Neil Smith,
Grad., as Jock, an optimist; Mildred

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